Records and history shatter as Fever beat GIANTS

AFTER being beaten by the GIANTS Netball earlier in the season, the West Coast Fever emphatically ensured history did not repeat itself, winning 86-77.

After a even start, the Fever kicked into gear as the game went on and showed their class to run out with the nine-point win.

The Fever suffered a blow just before the start of the match with Sunday Aryang a late out.

It was goal for goal for almost the first five minutes, but it was the GIANTS who were the first to pinch a score off the opposition centre pass.

They went on to consolidate and build a lead, but it did not last long as the Fever reigned in and then took back the ascendancy shortly after.

Some very accurate super shot shooting from Sophie Dwyer meant the GIANTS were able to hit back, and before anyone knew it the scores were level again.

The lead changed again several times in the final five minutes of the quarter, but ultimately it was the Fever who took a two-goal lead into the opening break.

After a very even start to the second term, the Fever broke away a touch during the middle part of the second term.

That margin was about five goals for much of the middle part of the term, but then as the power five period hit, the Fever were able to extend that out even further.

As the main break hit, the Fever were sitting pretty with a nine goal lead to their name.

Thing got even worse for the GIANTS in the third term.

The Fever grew increasingly stronger and the lead ballooned out to over 10 goals during said period.

The GIANTS were able to reign it back slightly during the power five, but it was to no avail as the Fever lead was back out to 13 at the final change.  

After making a few changes to their on court line up in the second and third term, the GIANTS reverted back to their starting seven for the final term in the hope that things would turn around for them.

It did not seem to work early as the Fever lead got even higher, out to as much as 15 goals.

Some straight super shot shooting from Jo Harten saw the margin reduced down again, but it was not enough as the Fever continued to show their class and went on to win by nine goals.

West Coast’s final score of 86 was also a new competition scoring record, being the previous best of 82 which had been equalled several times this season.

The Fever win was a real team effort.

It all started in the attack end, with Jhaniele Fowler shooting a whopping 66 goals and even a rare super shot, while Sasha Glasgow shot a whopping nine super shots.

In the mid court Alice Teague-Neeld finished on a whopping 40 feeds, with 31 of those resulting in an attempt.

Down in defence, Courtney Bruce finished with six gains, two intercepts and three deflections.

Both sides are at home next week. The Fever are hosting the Firebirds while the GIANTS are hosting the Thunderbirds.

WEST COAST FEVER        23 | 23 | 21 | 19 (86)
GIANTS NETBALL            21 | 16 | 17 | 23 (77)


West Coast Fever:

GS: Jhaniele Fowler
GA: Sasha Glasgow
WA: Alice Teague-Neeld
C: Verity Simmons
WD: Shannon Eagland
GD: Stacey Francis-Bayman
GK: Courtney Bruce

GIANTS Netball:

GS: Jo Harten
GA: Sophie Dwyer
WA: Maddie Hay
C: Jamie-Lee Price
WD: Amy Parmenter
GD: April Brandley
GK: Tilly McDonnell

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